Utah got a lot of snow over the weekend, and you could say the vibes right now are pretty, pretty good. After having a dry start to their fall, the Beehive state got a significant start on their ski season from a snowstorm that hit many ski resorts across the West. Utah appears to be the big winner of the system, with Alta seeing over two feet of snow from the event. Additionally, more snow is on the way later this week.
With this significant snowfall, many went to the slopes to shred. The Bone Zone at Brighton opened up for the first time this year, with a few features set up for shredding. If you go up there, bring a shovel.
In typical Utah fashion, road closure and traffic were evident. SR-210 (the road up Little Cottonwood) was closed for uphill traffic for a portion of Sunday afternoon. An avalanche was even reported in Little Cottonwood Canyon, but luckily no injuries occurred. It’s a good reminder that pre-season conditions still exist, and precautions must be taken by skiers and riders who are going up for the goods this week. A list of snowfall totals, along with photos of the snowstorm are below.
In case you hadn't heard, winter has arrived at Snowbird. pic.twitter.com/oa2O8k5bFQ
— Snowbird (@Snowbird) October 23, 2022
Brighton: 12″ (Likely more, but they haven’t announced anything since Sunday morning)
Deer Valley: 12″
Cherry Peak Resort: 8-9″
Park City: 8″
1️⃣8️⃣ inches of new snow with 2️⃣0️⃣ more on the way. ☃️ pic.twitter.com/kh5wJn3pgw
— Solitude Mountain Resort (@SolitudeMTN) October 23, 2022